GAZA: Since the Israel-Hamas conflict started on October 7, at least 42 journalists and media professionals have died, according to the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ).
The conflict between Israel and Hamas emerged as the deadliest for journalists since the CPJ started gathering statistics in 1992.
42 journalists and media personnel were confirmed dead as of Monday: 37 were Palestinian, four were Israeli, and one was Lebanese.
The group said in a statement that nine journalists were reported injured, three were missing, and thirteen were arrested.”
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The CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator, Sherif Mansour, said in a statement, “Journalists covering the war have also experienced “multiple assaults, cyberattacks, threats, censorship, and killings of family members. Journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heart-breaking conflict.”
He said, “Those in Gaza, in particular, have paid, and continue to pay, an unprecedented toll and face exponential threats. Many have lost colleagues, families, and media facilities and have fled seeking safety when there is no haven or exit.”